FDA awards grants for tribes and local food producers
The Food and Drug Administration has awarded grants to help tribal operations and local food producers receive appropriate food safety training.
The FDA said the Local Food Producer Outreach, Education, and Training to Enhance Food Safety and FSMA Compliance cooperative agreement was awarded to the National Farmers Union Foundation. The agreement will help deliver science-based, culturally specific food safety training, education and outreach for local food producers and processors, according to a news release.
In addition, the release said the Native American Tribes Outreach, Education, and Training to Enhance Food Safety and FSMA Compliance cooperative agreement was awarded to the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. That agreement will “reflect the cultural practices associated with produce farming and food manufacturing and processing within tribes relevant to their status as sovereign nations,” according to the release.